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*Studies show that there are great benefits from Meditation, Mindfulness, Visualization/Imagery and Yoga. Some of those benefits include:

- Lower oxygen consumption
- Decrease respiratory rate
- Increase blood flow
- Slows heart rate
- Leads to deeper level of relaxation
- Decreases blood pressure
- Lowers levels of blood lactate (assoc. with anxiety)
- Alleviation of chronic pain, headaches and muscle tension

*Miller JJ, Fletcher K, Kabat-Zin, J.- Three-year follow up and clinical implications of a mindfulness meditation-based stress reduction intervention in the treatment of anxiety disorders, General Hospital Psychiatry, 1995, May 17.

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